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Brain-Mind Workshop 2012


Saturday Dec. 15 - Sunday Dec. 16, 2012
Fudan University
Shanghai, China

Co-sponsored and co-organized by
Fudan University
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing University

Brain-mind research is undergoing cross-disciplinary interactions. It requires the synergy and penetration of multiple disciplines, including biology, neuroscience, psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, and other disciplines.

In order to exchange latest progress in leading research on this broad subject and to provide a platform for scientific education and discussion, the Brain-Mind Workshop (BMW) 2012 is held based on the success of Brain-Mind Workshop 2011.

Some Confirmed Keynote Talks:

We welcome professors, researchers, and graduate students who are interested in all related subjects to participate in this workshop.

All subjects that are related to brain or mind are welcome, especially those that have a potential to lead to synergies across different disciplines. They include, but are not limited to:

  1. Biological principles of biochemistry, genetics, cells. The structure and regulation of genes, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how molecules are integrated into cells, how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms.
  2. Principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system. Development of the nervous system and its connections, sensory systems, motor systems, motivational systems, higher cortical functions. Pain, stress, depression, ADD/ADHD, and addiction.
  3. The behavioral and neural bases of perception, language, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, cognitive architecture, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction.
  4. Biologically inspired artificial intelligence. Automata related to brain-mind. Pattern recognition principles. Symbolic and emergent representations. Machine learning and developmental learning.
  5. Biologically inspired signal processing and controller techniques. Digital and analog circuits. Very-large-scale integrated circuits. Neural network computers and architectures.
  6. Vectors and vector space. Linear space and nonlinear space. Functional analysis. Probability, density, distribution. Multivariate distribution. Entropy and mutual information. Statistical estimators and optimal estimation.

The participations are by invitation only. Those who are doing closely related work and would like to be invited to give a talk, please send the title, name, organization, e-mail address, telephone number, abstract (about 200 words) and a short bio (up to 200 words) to,,,, or, with a CC to by Friday Nov. 30, 2012.

Those who are interested in participation, please send the name, organization, e-mail address, telephone number, and a short bio (up to 200 words) to by Saturday Dec. 8, 2012.

Important dates:

Friday Nov. 30, 2012: Showing interest in giving a talk
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012: Showing interest in participation

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Last updated: December 25, 2013